Deacon Greg Kandra blogged this piece on Humility, and I share it with you.
A friend posted this on her Facebook page, and it seems too good not to share. Here are some thoughts, then, on humility from the writings of Saint Josemaria Escriva:
The Seventeen Evidences of a Lack of Humility1. To think that what one says or does is better than what others say or do2. To always to want to get your own way3. To argue with stubbornness and bad manners whether you are right or wrong4. To give your opinion when it has not been requested or when charity does not demand it5. To look down on another’s point of view6. Not to look on your gifts and abilities as lent7. Not to recognize that you are unworthy of all honors and esteem, not even of the earth you walk on and things you possess8. To use yourself as an example in conversations9. To speak badly of yourself so that others will think well of you or contradict you10. To excuse yourself when you are corrected11. To hide humiliating faults from your spiritual director, so that he will not change the impression he has of you12. To take pleasure in praise and compliments13. To be saddened because others are held in higher esteem14. To refuse to perform inferior tasks15. To seek to stand out16. To refer in conversation to your honesty, genius, dexterity, or professional prestige17. To be ashamed because you lack certain goods